• Martedì 5 Novembre 2019
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Global Water Expo

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Università di Bologna, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Confagricoltura, ANBI, Horizon2020 SWAMP Consortium, Horizon2020 HYDROUSA Consortium, PRIMA FIT4REUSE Consortium


Climate change and its impact on water availability have a decisive influence on the agricultural sector, which currently represents the economic environment in which water consumption is highest (around 80% of water resources in the Mediterranean region). Furthermore, the need to guarantee food security requires the urgent adoption of sustainable water management techniques in agriculture. From this point of view, the role of innovation is crucial, particularly for precision irrigation and sustainable methods for the treatment and safe reuse of treated waste water in agriculture, also in light of the new proposal for a European regulation for the re-use of waste water for irrigation purposes. In this context, "nature-based" methods for low-cost and low-energy management of water resources can increasingly represent a strategic tool to increase sustainability and the circularity of water use in agriculture.

Section Chairs
Attilio Toscano, Università di Bologna
Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche


14:00 Introduction by the Chairs

14:20 The proposal for a new European regulation for the re-use of waste water for irrigation: scientific background and opportunities to develop a strategic sector?
Bernd Manfred Gawlik, European Commission – Joint Research Centre (TBC)

14:40 The water utility best practice and perspective

15:00 The reuse of wastewater in the context of sustainable management of water resources in agriculture: the role and opportunities for the irrigation association
ANBI/Consorzi di Bonifica (TBC)

15:20 Novel solutions for the reuse of non-conventional water resources: the H2020-PRIMA FIT4REUSE project
Attilio Toscano – Università di Bologna, Coordinatore FIT4REUSE, Francesco Fatone (Università Politecnica delle Marche)

15:40 Closed water loops and socio-economic eco-innovations in Mediterranean basin: the Horizon2020 HYDROUSA innovation action
Francesco Fatone (Università Politecnica delle Marche), Simos Malamis (National Technical University of Athens) and Fabio Masi (IRIDRA)

16:00 Reuse of municipal wastewater in the Lomellina region (I)
Maria Cristina Collivignarelli, University of Pavia
Alessandro Abbà, University of Brescia
Stafano Bina, Pavia Acque scarl
Alberto Lasagna, Associazione Irrigazione Est Sesia

16:20-16:40 Smart and efficient irrigation: Integrated modeling and monitoring for irrigation planning in Italy
Claudio Gandolfi (University of Milano)

16:40-17:45 Presentations selected from call for papers

Discussion and Closure